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Former Hawthorn player linked to peptides, bikie gang: report

Yahoo!7 February 12, 2013, 9:00 am

Former Hawthorn player Trent Croad was involved in a peptide supply deal linked to an outlaw bikie gang, according to a report in Fairfax newspapers.

Fairfax is reporting that Croad, a 2008 premiership winner and 2005 All Australian defender, has been investigated by the Australian Crime Commission.

The report claims Croad had confided in friends that he met figures associated with the Comanchero outlaw motorcycle gang last year in relation to a deal involving the sale of peptides.

At the time of the meeting, peptides were unregulated and it was not illegal to sell them

AFL sources have told Fairfax that Croad approached at least two clubs offering to supply them with supplements

Until late last year, Croad held a senior role at the Epigenx medical practice in Melbourne.

In September last year, Croad started a company called Pharma Ventures.

He made no comment in the Fairfax report.

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  1. DOLLARS04:12pm Tuesday 12th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    typical hawthorn idiot!

  2. Erhrd03:05pm Tuesday 12th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Ridiculous article Definition of Peptides: Any of various natural or synthetic compounds containing two or more amino acids linked by the carboxyl group of one amino acid to the amino group of another. In other words he sold Protein Powder? Branch Chain Amino Acids? etc etc All legal then, all legal now... This article makes no sense at all... It's not banned drugs, doesn't even mention banned stimulants (which are not peptides)... This guy had a legitimate business and knew a biker... whoa Where's the story again?

  3. Shaun02:08pm Tuesday 12th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Big deal, At the time of the meeting, peptides were unregulated and it was not illegal to sell them, their words not mine. It's his job to sell supplements, this article is terrible.

  4. 12:37pm Tuesday 12th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    This is soooo interesting - IF TRUE A certain ex HAWKS President was on the radio doing what he does best - populist rants about what the AFL should do about drugs in sport - now if I'm not mistaken the "Croad" allegations happen during his watch.... What else has been going on down in Hawkland during his watch....I wonder Easy to get on a high horse....until it's your organisation involved...why no radio rants today?

  5. timmy11:36am Tuesday 12th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    To curb this scourge the leagues need to show some balls and start throwing out life bans instead of mummying the rotten eggs in so called rehab. Any player or member found with any association with dirtbag bikie gangs need to be named, shamed and banned. Its not the individual or the players we need worry about - its the bad example its giving our kids. These wanker "role models" make it seem ok to associate with drug dealing, criminal rapist bikies. WELL IT AINT.

  6. Emu11:29am Tuesday 12th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Oh well all this "top secret" drug charade will just result in spawning yet more sports administration/regulation bureaucracies, that will in the end have to be paid for by the turnstile or pay TV fans. Good luck guys as "sporting codes" become more and more like WWF wrestling...lol!!

  7. Steve Ionidis10:37am Tuesday 12th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Are the people leaving coments working for the AFL/NRL??? Human Growth Hormone is also classified as a peptide, you took this in the morning with your cornflakes??? Croad may have started this in 2008 when some peptides were leagal, however someone wouldn't need to go to a bikie gang to buy peptides that you could get at a health food shop now would you!!!!

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  8. Glib10:20am Tuesday 12th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    AFL & NRL full of corruption. Fans should get a life.

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  9. Brenden10:16am Tuesday 12th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    why even name croad,this happened in 2008 when it was legal,this is all starting to bore me.

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  10. Daggers10:10am Tuesday 12th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    I dont know what peptides are & neither would most people. But if they are not illegal, why all the fuss? It seems we all need a degree in pharmacology now.If Croad did nothing illegal, leave him alone. And if bikies deal in legitimate stuff then I say go for it.